The XXL App is in stores now. IPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users, your hip-hop needs have now been fulfilled thanks to The XXL iPhone app. Hip-hop’s leading publication and online destination ( is now available for free at the Apple iTunes store.

The multi-function app offers’s hip-hop news, feature stories, lifestyle content, a special rap trivia game, GPS locator to locate your friends, plus a special Twitter function.

But the most exciting and unique feature of the XXL App is Ready or Not, a user-based voice recorder that allows up-and-coming talent to record a freestyle into their own device, then upload their personal 30-second freestyle to and get reviewed, rated and maybe even discovered.

Ready or Not will possibly revolutionize the way new artists get discovered. The feature allows users to submit their verses and upload them to be published on the XXL site. Editors and industry brass will screen and review entries while XXL’s online community votes on the best performances. Everyone’s voice will be heard.

Thanks to Ready or Not, your iPhone now becomes your portable studio and a possible eventual ticket to rap stardom allowing industry heavyweights the opportunity to hear raw talent from across the globe. “I listen for subject matter, flows and conviction with voice,” says Sha Money XL, senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam. “This app will allow me direct access to artists really looking to be heard.”

The XXL app will allow every hip-hop fan to access the entire culture from the palm of their hand. It’s hip-hop on a higher level, for real.

Download it [here] now from the App Store. Watch what Lloyd Banks has to say about XXL's new iPhone app below.

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